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  • Proponents Urge Court to Leave Marriage Initiative On November Ballot

    Proponents Urge Court to Leave Marriage Initiative
    On November Ballot

    By Julia Cheever July 1, 2008 Five proponents of a ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage have asked the California Supreme Court to reject a bid to knock the measure off the Nov. 4…

  • Schwarzenegger Scores Tesla Commitment

    Schwarzenegger Scores Tesla Commitment

    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger inspects the underside of an all-electric passenger vehicle developed by Tesla Motors in San Carlos following a press conference yesterday. The press conference was held to announce Tesla Motors has chosen California…

  • Death Penalty System “Close to Collapse”

    Death Penalty System “Close to Collapse”

    By Julia Cheever June 30, 2008 A commission created by the California Senate four years ago released a report today saying the state’s death penalty system is broken and “close to collapse.” The California Commission…

  • Moyers on Big Oil

    Moyers on Big Oil

    June 30, 2008 Luke ThomasLuke Thomas is a former software developer and computer consultant who proudly hails from London, England. In 2001, Thomas took a yearlong sabbatical to travel and develop a photographic portfolio. Upon…

  • Newsom: “We will fight back” against the NRA

    Newsom: “We will fight back” against the NRA

    June 30, 2008 Part 1 Part 2 Luke ThomasLuke Thomas is a former software developer and computer consultant who proudly hails from London, England. In 2001, Thomas took a yearlong sabbatical to travel and develop…

  • Herrera Vows to Seek Sanctions Against NRA

    Herrera Vows to Seek Sanctions Against NRA

    San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Photo by Luke Thomas From the Office of City Attorney Dennis Herrera June 30, 2008 Gun Advocates’ ‘Factually Slipshod’ Legal Challenge Improperly Names S.F., Asserts Facts Contradicted By Their…

  • Sheehan Calls for a Revolution

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    Sheehan Calls for a Revolution

    Cindy Sheehan Speech at Fat City, 6/28/08 from fogcityjournal on Vimeo. By Luke Thomas June 29, 2008 Independent candidate for Congress Cindy Sheehan yesterday called for a revolution in America to help bring to an…

  • Satiric Terrorist Slogan Protected by Free Speech

    Satiric Terrorist Slogan Protected by Free Speech

    By Julia Cheever June 28, 2008 A federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that Grass Valley police violated the free speech rights of a Nevada County man when they forced him to paint…

  • Judge Sentences 17-Year-Old Fifteen Years to Life For 2006 Fatal Shooting

    Judge Sentences 17-Year-Old Fifteen Years to Life
    For 2006 Fatal Shooting

    By Ari Burack June 28, 2008 A San Francisco man was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison for the 2006 daylight shooting, as a juvenile, of another man who he claims had…

  • Federal Judge Denies Veterans Fast-Track Judicial Remedy

    Federal Judge Denies Veterans Fast-Track Judicial Remedy

    By John Hoctor June 28, 2008 A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two veterans organizations seeking injunctive relief against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti rejected the groups claims arguing…

  • Dellums Gives Edgerly the Old Heave-Ho

    Dellums Gives Edgerly the Old Heave-Ho

    Mayor of Oakland Ron Dellums placed City Administrator Deborah Edgerly on administrative leave today following allegations that she interfered with the arrest of a relative. Photo by Luke Thomas By Jeff Shuttleworth June 27, 2008…

  • Jew Plea Agreement Fails, Trial Date Set

    Jew Plea Agreement Fails,
    Trial Date Set

    Former District 4 Supervisor Ed Jew. Photo by Luke Thomas By Julia Cheever June 27, 2008 Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew was given a new date of Nov. 10 in federal court today for…

  • NRA Sues Housing Authority to Block Gun Ban

    NRA Sues Housing Authority to Block Gun Ban

    By Julia Cheever June 27, 2008 The National Rifle Association sued the San Francisco Housing Authority in federal court today in a bid to overturn a rule forbidding gun possession in public housing units. The…

  • Brady Center Releases Statementon Second Amendment Ruling

    Brady Center Releases Statement
    on Second Amendment Ruling

    From the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence June 27, 2008 Washington, D.C. – Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Center and Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement: “Our fight to…

  • Schwarzenegger Declares State of Emergency

    Schwarzenegger Declares State of Emergency

    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger From the Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger June 27, 2008 Gov. Schwarzenegger Requests Federal Emergency Declaration to Help Californians Cope with Effects of Unprecedented Wildfires. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sent the following letter…